October 31, 2011 at 2:12 pm

Video: Pixies’ Joey Santiago Plays ‘iSlide’ Guitar with iPhone

We’re reposting this today, March 21, 2013, in honor of the 25th anniversary of the Pixies’ Surfer Rosa album.

Meet the iSlide, the most unique union of iOS and music outside of the app world.

Last night, during a live performance of the iconic Pixies song “Vamos” — the final encore at the band’s Hampton Beach, New Hampshire show last night — Pixies lead guitarist Joey Santiago played a slide guitar solo with his iPhone as it shot video. As a result, you can check out a live Pixies show from an entirely new angle (video below).

The Pixies who get the most press are frontman Frank Black and bassist/vocalist Kim Deal, but Santiago’s searing guitar lines are perhaps the most important key to the band’s signature sound.

Thanks to his iSlide idea, we can view the world from where that sound originates:

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(Of course, there are plenty of ways to use an iPhone to make music that don’t require being a kickass guitar legend.)

(Thanks, Cole)